Archive for January, 2012

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-27

Finding a cheap place in Marrakech for a month with kitchen and wifi is a little bit challenging. I'm sure something will come up. #fb # I just bought a pair of size 34 jeans. I haven't worn this size since 1996. #fb # Moroccan drivers at stoplights seem obligated to honk as soon the [...]

European Street Art

European Street Art

I like street art. Here’s a selection of some of the more interesting work I’ve seen recently, taken in Italy and Spain between September and November, 2011. (Clicking on any of the images will link you to a full-sized version.) All images were taken with my phone (as Chase Jarvis says, the best camera is [...]

Twitter Updates for 2012-01-20

Warring food cravings today: Full English Breakfast vs. brown rice, veggies, tofu, tahini sauce. Neither is a viable option. #fb # Powered by Twitter Tools

Itchy Brain Syndrome

It’s good to have options, except for the times when choosing between them becomes difficult. For the last few weeks, I’ve been intending to head south for a bit, traveling through Mauritania to visit Senegal and perhaps Mali. I even spent several days in Rabat and paid about $50 for a dual-entry transit visa for [...]

Twitter Updates for 2012-01-19

Today marks nine months since I left Seattle. I've gone through 15 US states and 19 countries so far. Hopefully more this summer. #fb # Powered by Twitter Tools


By the time Jane and I set off from Chefchaouen, we had stayed a night longer than expected both there and our first stop, Asilah. We did so once again in our next destination, Meknes. During our time together, we had several conversations about the difference between tourists and travelers – both falling into the [...]

Chefchaouen, Morocco

After our time in Asilah, Jane and I headed on to Chefchaouen. A lovely everything-painted-blue town in the Rif Mountains, and apparently one of the hashish capitols of the world. When we stopped in town to try and figure out where our guesthouse was (quite a ways out of the main part of town, and [...]

A Month in Morocco

If you’re following me on twitter or facebook, you probably know by now that I’ve been touring Morocco for the last month. Currently I’m enjoying a reasonably warm, sunny day in Rabat (after several days of foggy-clammy-cold), as I await a transit visa for Mauritania. I’ve spent most of this month traveling with a companion, [...]